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The Crack Of Dawn

Updated on February 27, 2012
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Morning Welcome

Welcome to an early morning here in Alberta Canada were yes the snow is falling and high winds have been buffeting the house all night. Just checking the road reports and they have several travel advisors out. That is winter here in Alberta.

If there is a benefit it is the moisture we will see come out of this for the farmers and all the struggling trees. The bonus... well everything is all white and clean again.

Settle in and lets see where we go this morning. Help yourself to what ever you like. My home is yours and please do make yourselves comfortable. The fire has been started early today so cuddle up close. If you are new here please step in and say hello and introduce yourselves. We are a friendly bunch here. I would go one step further and say we are family.

Fish Habits

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Fish Tanks

For you that have known me for a while I have several fish tanks in the house with tropical fish mainly. I have been breeding and selling them to a local fish store for the past several years. It started as a hobby and has grown into a bit of a sideline. Presently I have reduced the tanks down to one 90 gallon and two 55 gallon tanks. One is a show tank and the other two are breeding tanks.

This fish as some of you may know is called a Clown Fish. They are very unique and individual and hilarious to have. Maybe it is just the antics like in this picture. Dead you would say right. Well not in the least. I have two full grown 6 inches plus and this is the way they rest when they get tired as silly as it sounds I think they are sleeping. Tap on the side of the tank and they are away again chasing each other. Personality, well one is actually very friendly when I slip my hand in the tank he is curious and swims close by touching me.

I do think the name is very appropriate because they dress and act just like clowns. When they decide to put on a show they lock mouths and it is a battle of power and might and always fairly close together. I had 35 in one large tank once and it was a symphony of moving orange and black. Very entertaining to watch.

Alive and Well

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As you can see he is back up and running again. I have laughed so many times at these crazy fish and would be lost without them.

The other two tanks I have are the breeder tanks One has a full grown pair of Green Severums which are of the Chiclid family and they are constantly having babies it seems. Many of their young have found their way into homes.

The other tank has a impressive breed called Sulphur Heads. They are very colourful and active at all times. Last count I have 20 in the tank and it is a constant attempting to capture them and take their young. They are what are called mouth breeders. After the eggs have bee laid and fertilized the female will scoop them into her mouth and carry them for 14 days. It is then I remove then and incubate and begin to raise them.

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Ball Time

Quigley has again reminded me it is time to play so I should be off and take care of her constant pestering. The day is young and again filled with hoer frost from the night. A reminder I do need to get out for more photos while it lasts.

So thank you for the visit, I do hope you have found some rest here and peace. Do stay as long as you like and above all know that you are dearly loved.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I love Quigley and your fish pics are great! Great hub...voted up!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Good morning Rolly, yes it's certainly chilly out there this morning! Although I have a beautiful view of the mountains so I can't complain. I remember having clown fish in our fish tank when I was growing up. They are quite resiliant aren't they?! Hugs to you & Quigley :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sounds like you have the best screen saver ever! Clown fish are interesting--thanks for giving us a look at yours through photos and writing of your experience with them.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Cloverleaf... Look to the northeast that is me standing in envy of the view you have. The real joy is knowing the mountains are close at least. I can see them on a really clear day.

      So you do all about these little aptly named busy bodies... they are cute.

      Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      H RTalloni... great to see you again. The best part of the screen saver is one sees constant change and movement.

      Hugs

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Rolly

      These clown fish sound so cute and entertaining. Fish are something I have never had but I had a friend, a vicar, who used to breed them and I would watch him as he caught up the eggs, it always fascinated me, and he made the best cup of hot chocolate.

      It is easy to see by your profile photo just how much you love the mountains.

      Take care now especially on the roads

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Rosemay50... They are cute to have and good on your friend for having you watch on.

      Mountains... well they have a tendency to grow on you. We do love them here as they are very majestic and have weathered many trials over the years. Each are like individuals.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, I use to keep tropical fish and I see from the comment above my daughter (cloverleaf) remembers them! My favourite was the clown fish, I loved that fish and would watch him for hours!

      Best wishes and see you soon, Lesley

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning MM... good you are here... yes Cloverleaf mentioned it... they are special indeed... after writing this I was thinking I should slip into the city and get several again and maybe start my own comedy show again.

      Hugs from Canada

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